Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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Dense Fog Advisory In Effect For Southern Parts Of Central Alabama

Dense Fog Advisory In Effect For Southern Parts Of Central Alabama

| January 15, 2020 @ 8:38 pm

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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WeatherBrains 730:  Don’t Come Back No More

WeatherBrains 730: Don’t Come Back No More

| January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

This week’s Guest WeatherBrain is a Forecaster at the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, Bahamas. Previously featured on WeatherBrains in 2017, he is also a best-selling author, international speaker, and lecturer on hurricanes. Wayne Neely, welcome to WeatherBrains!

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Quiet At Midday; Rain & Storms Expected Tonight

Quiet At Midday; Rain & Storms Expected Tonight

| January 15, 2020 @ 12:29 pm

As of 12:04 pm, we are actually clear of any rainfall on the radar, but more rain and thunderstorms are expected to form and move across North/Central Alabama during the evening and overnight hours.

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NWS Birmingham Modifies Flash Flood Watch; Cancels Most Counties, Adjusts Time For Others

NWS Birmingham Modifies Flash Flood Watch; Cancels Most Counties, Adjusts Time For Others

| January 14, 2020 @ 8:15 pm

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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Strong Storms With Dangerous Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Affecting Portions of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, & Montgomery Counties

Strong Storms With Dangerous Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Affecting Portions of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, & Montgomery Counties

| January 14, 2020 @ 12:08 pm

At 1202 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Lowndesboro to 12 miles west of Lowndes County Airport. Movement was east at 25 mph.

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Flash Flood Watch Canceled For North Alabama, Continues For Central Alabama

Flash Flood Watch Canceled For North Alabama, Continues For Central Alabama

| January 14, 2020 @ 11:56 am

The counties that have been canceled are Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At 10:30 AM

A Quick Check On Our Weather At 10:30 AM

| January 14, 2020 @ 10:39 am

We continue to have a shield of showers and a couple of rumbles of thunder over the central and north-central parts of the area, with the heaviest activity stretching from Marion to Clanton to Ashland and Wedowee.

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Areal Flood Warning: Parts Of Madison County Until 3:30 PM

Areal Flood Warning: Parts Of Madison County Until 3:30 PM

| January 14, 2020 @ 9:33 am

At 932 AM CST, Doppler radar and several surrounding rain gages measured around one to two inches of rainfall that occurred in portions of Western Madison county last night.

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Areal Flood Advisory For Chilton & Coosa Counties Until 9:45 PM

Areal Flood Advisory For Chilton & Coosa Counties Until 9:45 PM

| January 13, 2020 @ 6:50 pm

At 647 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area.

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Possibility Of A Few Flash Flooding Issues This Afternoon Through The Evening

Possibility Of A Few Flash Flooding Issues This Afternoon Through The Evening

| January 13, 2020 @ 4:17 pm

Moderate to locally heavy rainfall this afternoon poses a localized flash flood risk.

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EXPIRED – Areal Flood Advisory For Macon County Until 4:30 PM

EXPIRED – Areal Flood Advisory For Macon County Until 4:30 PM

| January 13, 2020 @ 1:36 pm

At 123 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated light to moderate rain continued to move across the area and was falling on areas that have received between one and two inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours.

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Showers & T-Storms Over Parts Of The Area At Midday, Some Hail Possible Tonight

Showers & T-Storms Over Parts Of The Area At Midday, Some Hail Possible Tonight

| January 13, 2020 @ 11:38 am

Marginal Risk later today for parts of the area as some storms may produce some hail. The rest will see general showers and thunderstorms.

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A Little Break In The Rain Today Before Showers Return To Stay For A While

A Little Break In The Rain Today Before Showers Return To Stay For A While

| January 12, 2020 @ 7:56 am

We will be dry today, but rain chances return late this afternoon and will simply not leave until midway through next weekend.

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